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Davis-Bacon Act Repeal Efforts Renewed

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Republican members of Congress have renewed steps to repeal the Davis–Bacon Act, which sets the prevailing wage requirements for workers employed under federally funded or assisted contracts for the construction, alteration, or repair of public works. In January, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced the Transportation Investment Recalibration to Equality (TIRE) Act that would suspend the Davis–Bacon Act’s provision that workers on federal contracts be paid a prevailing wage for all federal highway construction projects. Additionally, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Representative Steve King (R-IA) [...]Read more

OFCCP Announces Final Rule Regarding Gender Equality in the Government Contracts Workplace

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On June 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a Final Rule setting forth the requirements that covered federal contractors and subcontractors must meet to fulfill their obligations under Executive Order 11246 to ensure nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of sex. The new rule updates prior, outdated guidelines to bring the requirements in line with case law interpreting Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s current interpretation of the statute (which sometimes [...]Read more